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Is it against the constitution to require restaurants to only serve people with a vaccine certificate in the United States?

NO Under the US Constitution, a public health authority could even make vaccination mandatory, and this was done in some historical epidemics. In Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905) the US ...
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Would there be legal implications in the US to modifying a real vaccine card with fake info?

The relevant NY law originally said that "Written instrument" means any instrument or article, including computer data or a computer program, containing written or printed matter ...
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Does Biden OSHA vaccine mandate apply to remote workers?

The emergency temporary standard requires either vaccination, or testing with masks for unvaccinated workers, for employees of an employer with 100 or more employees but has exceptions for employees ...
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Is it legally possible to bring an untested vaccine to market (in USA)?

Could the new mRNA vaccines have come to market without any testing? No. The FDA still has to approve emergency limited approvals of new vaccines. At least as a practical matter, the FDA requires ...
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Are countries not allowed to require proof of revaccination (booster) against the yellow fever as a condition of entry?

It is more of a philosophical question what is meant by "allowed", so I will not go too much into it. I will use "allowed", "limits" and similar words in reference to ...
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Is it legal for either a public or private workplace to require a flu vaccine (in the US)?

A company can mandate getting a flu shot as a condition of employment. The government can do the same (for its employees) – Washington state has done so at least for covid. Some individuals qualify ...
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Legality of adding vaccination record to the US CDC Covid card yourself

The vaccine card doesn't have a specific legal status under US law. There are federal laws against fraud which would encompass vaccine card fraud, but tidying up disparate notices into a single notice ...
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Would there be legal implications in the US to modifying a real vaccine card with fake info?

You say "absent additional legal restrictions on modifying such documents," but why are you assuming that absence? There are indeed additional legal restrictions on modifying such documents. ...
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Why is trying to get "vaccinated" into a fake arm considered fraud (in Italy)?

The proposed charge is attempted fraud against the state, but the prosecution is in early stages and things may change. (Translations done with help from Google Translate.) «Per il momento il reato ...
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Is it legally possible to bring an untested vaccine to market (in USA)?

No. If you plan to sell any pharmaceutical products in the US, you have three choices. Go through the FDA's New Drug application process. Sell it without FDA approval, which is a felony. You risk ...
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What are a business's obligations now that the Biden (OSHA) administration has suspended enforcement of its business vaccination mandate(s)?

Not at all. A US business always had the authority to require employees to be vaccinated before entering the workplace, except if a valid state law prohibits this. The EEOC has confirmed that none of ...
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Under what law an employer in Australia NSW can mandate covid vaccination for their employees?

Legally obtain employee’s covid vaccination status without employee’s consent? No Request employee to provide one. On grounds of what law? Anyone can ask anyone anything, however, I presume you are ...
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My Canadaian university denied my religious vaccine exemption request, what type of lawyer do I speak to?

Canadian lawyers who handle this kind of matter usually describe themselves as "human rights" and/or "discrimination" lawyers. No formal regulatory specialty is recognized or ...
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Legal response to vaccination misinformation?

In the US the first amendment protections given to free expression make defamation claims significantly harder to pursue than in some other countries. o-called 'product defamation" claims are ...
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What prevents an employer from mandating vaccination?

One thing that may prevent this is contract law: the employer may not have the power to impose new requirements on employees during the period of the current contract. For prisons that are run by ...
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Is refusing service to unvaccinated equal to a vaccination mandate?

I think that is not a "reasonable" interpretation of the order, but that's separate from the question of what will be enforced. Focusing on the word of the order, No entity in Texas can ...
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Which religions oppose vaccination, and on what grounds?

Both Title VII of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), and the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) as amended, provide that employer mandates are subject to "reasonable ...
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If people challenge the decision of implementing an anti-vax tax, would the government have to wait before taxing people?

I am wondering if the government can still implement it and force people to pay even if the decision is challenged in court. Laws are not automatically put on hold because they are challenged. For an ...
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Is Austria COVID vaccine mandate legal?

.. if a EU country decides that the vaccine should be mandatory, especially when they promised again and again it would not be compulsory, wouldn't that raise law-related problems? Is it legal? Yes, ...
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Does Biden OSHA vaccine mandate apply to remote workers?

While I do not believe it applies to your particular case, for Federal employees, and by extension contractors, it is required for remote workers (emphasis mine). To protect the health and safety of ...
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Can parents force their teenage children to get vaccinated?

Parents have very wide latitude to make their children do what they are told, especially when the action is mandated by law. Vaccinations for school children are mandatory, and that could include ...
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Is it legal for my boss to require I take the covid 19 vaccine?

south-africa It is legal for South African employers to adopt a mandatory vaccination policy. The guidelines for such policies are described in Annexure C of Consolidated Coronavirus COVID-19 ...
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Legality of adding vaccination record to the US CDC Covid card yourself

There's no possible way anyone can verify the information on the hand written CDC card. Literally anyone could make up anything and use the card to show proof. The only possibility of anyone knowing ...
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How many people can legally contest a given mandate at the same time in the United States?

As many parties as have standing. The First Amendment protects the right to petition for redress of grievances, so any limitation on that right would be highly disfavored. When there's a rush of cases ...
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Can parents force their teenage children to get vaccinated?

I found this regarding g Washington state The Adolescent Behavioral Health Care Access Act enables parents/caregivers to bring a child for inpatient or outpatient treatment without requiring consent ...
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What barriers are there for states to challenge the announced federal mandate for large employers to vaccinate their staff?

President Biden's most far-reaching mandates use four mechanisms: Federal employees must be vaccinated, contractors to the Federal government must impose mandates on their employees, businesses with ...
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Would an antivax tax violate the Canada Health Act?

There is not enough detail on the plan to say anything yet. But it is important to understand that the Canada Health Act is not an obligatory law but outlines conditions for provinces to receive ...
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Legality of adding vaccination record to the US CDC Covid card yourself

Creating a fraudulent card in the US is illegal. This doesn't apply to your question but it is one I have investigated. The provider did not fill in a history on my wife's second shot. The provider, ...
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